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Fundamental Genetics

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  • Date Published: April 2004
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521809344

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  • Organized for easy usage, forty-two mini-chapters begin with molecular structures and progress through molecular processes to population genetics and evolution. Students will find the short, focused chapters accessible and more easily absorbed than the longer and more complex chapters of traditional genetics textbooks. Extensively illustrated throughout with diagrams, this comprehensive textbook will provide a compact alternative for introductory genetics courses.

    • Structured in a more accessible way than most genetics textbooks, with 42 accessible mini-chapters covering all major topics in genetics
    • Extensive glossary with straightforward explanations of all genetics terms used and which students will encounter in their studies
    • Clear, simple artwork throughout aids in the understanding of complex concepts, and ensures that illustrations are reproducible by students
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    • Date Published: April 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521809344
    • length: 476 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 194 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.18kg
    • contains: 272 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Life forms and their origins
    2. Nucleic acids
    3. Proteins
    4. Simple chromosomes
    5. Chromosomes of eukarya
    6. Genome content
    7. RNA synthesis I: Transcription
    8. RNA synthesis II: Processing
    9. Abundance of RNAs in bacteria
    10. Abundance of RNAs in eukarya
    11. Protein synthesis
    12. DNA replication
    13. Chromosome replication
    14. Molecular events of recombination
    15. Micromutations
    16. Repair of altered DNA
    17. Reproduction of bacteria
    18. Horizontal gene transfer in bacteria
    19. Cell cycles of eukarya
    20. Meiosis
    21. Chromosomal abnormalities
    22. Life cycles of eukarya
    23. Reproduction of viruses
    24. Genetic processes in development
    25. Sex determination and dosage compensation
    26. Cancer
    27. Cutting, sorting, and copying DNA
    28. Genotyping by DNA analysis
    29. Genetically engineered organisms
    30. Genomics
    31. Behavior of genes and alleles
    32. Probability and statistics toolkit
    33. Genes, environment, and interactions
    34. Locating genes
    35. Finding and detecting mutations
    36. Cytoplasmic inheritance
    37. Genetic variation in populations
    38. Mutation, migration, and genetic drift
    39. Natural selection
    40. Quantitative genetics
    41. Speciation
    42. Molecular evolution and phylogeny
    Glossary.

  • Author

    John Ringo, University of Maine, Orono

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